BRITAIN is today mourning one of the tiny handful of people in the country who had genuine knowledge and insight about an actual thing.
The death of former BBC political editor John Cole means Britain is now just three or four deaths away from being utterly clueless about everything in the world.
Media analyst Julian Cook said: “Because of John Cole, the people who can remember the resignation of Margaret Thatcher are incredibly well informed about it.
“I think it’s because he got up in the morning, found out what was going on and then told people what he had found out.
“Apparently that’s what journalists used to do before they started hacking phones, making lists and having opinions that absolutely no-one asked for.”